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She Sails 2021

Be Bold. Dream Big. Sail Far.

She Sails: Inspiring Dana Hall Women
Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, 2021

She Sails creates connections among all Dana Hall women and provides a forum to learn from each other, share our stories, and encourage one another to be bold and dream big.
The 2021 event will take place entirely online, but will be no less intimate, interactive inspiring and inclusive. Now more than ever, we need the connections and lessons that She Sails can bring.
For the first time ever, She Sails will be a truly global event, with participants and presenters from all over the world. The two-day schedule will include speakers, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Lisa Damour

is the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine. Dr. Damour also maintains a private practice and consults and speaks internationally.


Ginny Gilder '76

Ginny Gilder ‘76 has started several entrepreneurial ventures, both businesses and non-profits, whose founding dreams range from the practical to the transformational. Today she is CEO of the Gilder family investment office (which she founded in 2004). In addition, Ginny is the managing partner of Force 10 Enterprises, which owns the WNBA’s Seattle Storm franchise, Force 10 Hoops and a sports marketing business, Force 10 Sports Management. She has served on the WNBA’s Board of Governors since 2008 and is also a member of the group’s Executive Committee.

A decorated rower at Yale University, she helped usher in the post-Title IX era at her alma mater by participating in the now-famous women’s crew strip-in protesting the lack of equal facilities. Ginny represented the United States on four national teams, including two Olympic teams, winning a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. She is the author of the memoir,Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.

Monica Mulyanto Oudang '97

Monica Mulyanto Oudang ’97 is the chairperson of Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa, a non-profit organization based in Indonesia. As chairperson, she leads the team in advancing equal opportunities and helping to build more sustainable livelihoods for those who rely on a daily income. Her areas of expertise include recruitment, developing marketing strategies, and digital marketing.

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas’ debut novel,The Hate U Give, has spent more than three years on The New York Times bestseller list, where it was joined by her second novel, On the Come Up, and now her third, Concrete Rose. Blockbuster books and two major film adaptations have amplified Thomas’ clear, crucial voice when we need it most—to #BlackLivesMatter protesters, igniting real change in the fight for racial justice, and through the chaos of a global pandemic that is disproportionately hurting people of color. Her keynotes are powerful, urgent, necessary, and most importantly, hopeful.

Angie Thomas is the recipient of the William C. Morris Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and was nominated for the Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. She is the inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Born, raised, and still residing in Jackson, Mississippi—and a former teen rapper—she holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in hip hop.

Sessions and Panelists

She Sails will feature session tracks with focused content for various stages of life, education, and careers.


If your class year ends in a 0, 1, 5, or 6 you will be celebrating your virtual Super Reunion in addition to She Sails. See for specific Reunion details.


Dana Hall students, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff

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Look for details about the live events on April 30 and May 1. All community members will receive an invitation via email.


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  • Saliba Courtyard

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  • South Africa Trip

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  • Vietta

    "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."